Nick Samuels

Articles from Nick Samuels

  • Introducing True Alpha and Why You Need It

    Alpha describes the excess returns a fund can generate relative to the return of a reference benchmark. This benchmark return is called Beta. Traditionally, these benchmarks were market cap weighted indices, such as the FTSE All Share or S&P 500. Since the 1970's, it has been possible to buy cheap access to them via passive funds. Click to tweet >> An increasing number of Smart Beta strategies have tried to improve on the market cap weighted benchmark: http://bit.ly/1Po1gnP In recent years, an increasing number of Smart Beta strategies have tried to improve on the ... ..read more

Nick is a Director in Redington’s Manager Research team, where he has primary responsibility for Liquid Markets coverage. Working alongside other team members, Nick oversees the research, selection and monitoring of Equities, DGFs and Liquid Alternatives strategies.

Nick joined Redington in 2015 from SEI Investments where he led the firm’s research of UK, European and Global equity managers, along with being a member of their global Manager Research Committee. Nick started his investment career as a graduate in 2000 at Schroders, where he worked on the Asia and Emerging Market Equity teams, before moving into manager research roles at the investment consultancy Stamford Associates and the South African multi-manager Momentum Global Investment Management.

Nick holds a BSc Economics from the University of Essex, and the CFA Society UK’s Investment Management Certificate.